Tuesday, August 5, 2014

All For This (Here & Now #3) by Lexi Ryan Release Week/Review

Publication: August 4, 2014
Publisher: Ever After, LLC.
Source:  AToMR Tours / Author

**ALL FOR THIS is book three in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and it’s intended to be read after LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU.**
What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?

That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.

Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.

But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?
Thankfully, All For This picks up exactly were the previous book ended...with Nate showing up at Hanna's house when she's with Max. She is still conflicted about her feelings. And as always she is worried about making other people happy. Her complete memory hasn't returned yet, but she is still piecing together the days leading up to her accident, little by little.
The events that occurred when she had her fall, was a little surprising, but I don't think I was really shocked when i found out the truth.
I felt like the whole time I was reading, my heart was in my throat. I wanted some sign on which way she was leaning. I got so caught up in the story that I only put it down when I had to go to sleep because I had work later on. It pulled me in and refused to let me go.

The town of New Hope sort of reminds me of the town of Mayberry on the Andy Griffith show. I loved to watch that when I was younger.  And here's why:

1. You could rarely do anything in town without someone seeing you.
2. People have a tendency to be in your business, even if it doesn't relate to them in any way.
3. The family togetherness is sweet and comforting. It makes you want to either live in a town like that or have relationships like these people.
And that is were I think Lexi Ryan did a really good job. Making me care about not just the main characters, but pretty much every one. I was so conflicted about who I wanted Hanna to end up with. This time I wanted both guys to get the girl, but of course that wouldn't be possible. It was the perfect ending. I can’t picture things going any other way.  
And much to my delight, it looks like Liz and Sam will be getting their own story-line come December! I am excited for them.
RATING: 5 out of 5.
About the Author

Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.
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